The 80's tonight (if you couldn't already tell). Strawberry Switchblade were a Scottish Punk Duo consisting of Rose McDowell and Jill Bryson. Forming in 1981, the duo drifted away from the rough-edge of Punk and, taking a wardrobe nod from the New Romantic movement, dove into what would come to be known as Alternative/Dream Pop.
Sadly, they were commercially considered something of a one-hit wonder for a while and were largely overlooked for their contribution to an emerging genre. But the music business is vague enough and they have weathered a few storms and broke out of that singular hit stereotype with a hit cover of Dolly Parton's Jolene.
Tonight it's a session they recorded early on for the John Peel Program at The BBC. Recorded on October 4, 1982, it features the duo with additional backup musicians for a very nice and atmospheric batch of tracks.
1. 10 James Orr Street
2. The Little River
4. Trees And Flowers
Taking the noise level down a bit further this evening.